Fires in Brazil

 Fires inBrazil

6 July 2005

Latest satellite scenes from fires burning in Brazil:

The solid green expanse of the Amazon Rainforest is increasingly broken byroads and tracts of farmland. This image of Mato Grosso state in southern Brazilshows numerous fires (red dots) detected by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) around the upper Xingu River.

5 July 2005
14:30 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)
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In northern Mato Grosso, Brazil, land cover change from dense rainforest toroads and agricultural land is often achieved through fire. People also use fireto maintain agricultural and pasture land. 


 Vegetation Health Map:

(source: NOAA/NESDIS)



Fire Risk Map:

(source: NOAA/NESDIS)

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